Marlene Doutt, 67, of Tybre Downs Circle in Little River, S.C., passed away Feb. 2, 2005, following an extended illness. Ms. Doutt was a native of Russelton, Pa. She is survived by her son, Kevin Doutt of New Jersey, and a sister, Rosemary Nealer of Pennsylvania. She moved in 1986 to Cary, where she was employed by the Coastal Federal Credit Union for 15 years. After retiring in 2000, Ms. Doutt relocated to Little River, S.C., to be closer to the beach, which she enjoyed and loved so much. Ms. Doutt leaves behind many family members and friends who love and will miss her dearly. In remembrance of her and her love of the beach, a private service for family and friends will be held in Little River on a date to be determined later. For information on the service, call Mary Smith at 467-7526. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, www.americanheart.org. Arrangements by American Cremation Services Inc. in Durham.
Elinor Upchurch King
Elinor Upchurch King, 79, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, after a long illness. She was employed by Aeroglide Corp. for 25 years.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 14, in the Apex Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Kemp officiating. Burial followed in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by a special niece, Barbara Kelbaugh, and husband, Sherwood, of Raleigh; four sisters, Frances U. Smith of Raleigh and Ruby Cauncil, Nellie Goodwin and husband, Lennie, and Faye U. Winstead and husband, Nicky, all of Apex; two brothers, William Upchurch and wife, Sarah, of Franklinton, and James Upchurch and wife, Shirley, of Apex; a brother-in-law, Owen Bowen of Apex; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband, William Ezra King, in 2001. Her parents, Glenn and Ella Upchurch, and a sister, Katherine Bowen, also predeceased her.
Those desiring to do so may make memorials to Alzheimer's Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, NC 27605-1351.
Mattie Byrd Norris
Mattie Byrd Norris, 92, of Coats died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 11, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel in Benson, with the Revs. Tony Kopanski, James Gurkins and Eddie Norris officiating. Burial followed in the Red Hill Church Cemetery. Mrs. Norris was born Dec. 8, 1912 in Harnett County to the late John William and Jennie Messer Byrd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant Allen Norris; a granddaughter, Cathy Messler Owens; and sons-in-law, J. L. Pollard, G. R. Stephenson and Robert Dupree. Mrs. Norris was a homemaker and a member of the Red Hill Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Louise N. Pollard of Coats, Kathleen and C.L. Byrd of Garner, Ann and Bill Messler of Cary, Peggy Adams of Garner, Doris Dupree of Clayton, Brenda and Gale Johnson of Dunn, Helen and John Kirksey of Cary and Janet N. Stephenson of Coats; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Linda Norris of Coats, Jerry and Glenda Norris of Raleigh, and Mike and Kaye Norris of Coats; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren; and special caregiver, Cora Phillips.
The family received friends on Thursday, Feb. 10, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.
Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Red Hill PFWB Church, 5355 Red Hill Church Road, Coats, NC 27521.
Broughton Howard, 94, of New Hill died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, following a long illness.
He was a lifelong member of Bells Baptist Church in Apex and had retired from Carolina Power & Light Co. (Progress Energy).
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Bells Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rick Washington officiating. Burial followed in the Bells Church Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service.
Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Lila Holt Howard, and a brother, Leonard Howard of Siler City, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Norma Harpold Kincaid
Norma Harpold Kincaid of Raleigh passed peacefully Feb. 13, 2005. Born May 16, 1929 to Benjamin and Delphia Harpold of Chester, W.Va., she was a graduate of West Virginia University and a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. Norma Jean was a teacher of English and became a lifelong reader and lover of books, especially mysteries and gardening books. Her gardening was a passion and she would spend hours reading books to pick just the right shrubs and flowers to improve her home and yard.
Surviving family members include her devoted and beloved husband, Harry Kincaid of Raleigh, and son, John Kincaid of Fuquay-Varina.
Surviving siblings include sister, Pauline Yanko of Huron, Ohio, and brother, Wayne Harpold and wife Marie of New Cumberland, W.Va. Brother Glenn Harpold preceded her in death.
Surviving nieces and nephews include Mecca Thayer and Dennis Dreier of East Liverpool, Ohio, Toni Swartling and husband Jim of Martinsville, Ind., Lucy Baker and husband Tim of Dayton, Ohio, and Jan Harpold and wife Dorie of Weirton, W.Va. She will be missed by her many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Services for family members will be held at Dawson's Funeral Home of East Liverpool, Ohio, Saturday Feb. 19.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's St., Fourth Floor, Raleigh, NC 27605, which along with its caregivers provided loving care and comfort to Norma Jean.
David Lee Martin
David Lee Martin, 58, of Boxwood Lane in Apex died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, after an extended battle with cancer.
Mr. Martin was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was a native of Lyle, Minn. Mr. Martin worked 30 years as a technical writer at IBM and had made his home in North Carolina for the past 20 years. He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of Apex United Methodist Church.
A service was held Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, in the Apex Funeral Home Chapel. The family received friends prior to and following the service. Survivors are: his wife, Barbara H. Martin; a daughter, Jennifer Martin of Madrid, Spain; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Chisum and husband, Richard of Greenville, S.C., and Meredith Williams and husband, Ted of Angier; his mother, Larrie Montgomery and husband, Jerry of Austin, Minn., and his father, Lee Martin and wife, Colleen of Austin, Minn.; two sisters, Linda Bottema and husband, Bill of Isanti, Minn., and Marci Burton and husband, Steve of Austin, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
Memorials may be given to the Cancer Foundation at Lyle Legion Post 105, 112 Grove, Lyle, MN 55953.
Blood donations also will be greatly appreciated by the family.
A service and burial will be held in Lyle, Minn., at a later date. Apex Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Ethel S. McIlvain
Ethel S. McIlvain of Cary died peacefully at her home Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005. She was born Sept. 11, 1917, in Belleville, N.J., to the late Margaret Hutchinson Joule and Arthur Eugene Searl. She was married to the love of her life, the late David Hart McIlvain, for 47 years.
Mrs. McIlvain was a graduate of Upsala College in East Orange, N.J., and the Berlitz School of Languages, Newark, N.J. She enjoyed a full life of travel and companionship.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Hart McIlvain McArdle, and son-in-law, James Patrick McArdle of Cary; a grandson, Marshall Allen Humphreys of Raleigh; a granddaughter, Jennifer Dawn McArdle of Holly Springs; a grandson, Sean Patrick McArdle of Raleigh; and a great-grandson, Michael W. Bingham of Angier.
A memorial service was held Wednesday evening, Feb. 16, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary. Philip G. Dahn officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Heartland Hospice, 3117 Poplarwood Court, Suite 114, Raleigh, NC 27604.
Mary Anderson 'Janie' Cline
Mrs. Mary Anderson "Janie" Cline, 65, of Washington, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home in Washington.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Grace Lutheran Church in Washington. Burial will follow Saturday, Feb. 19, at St. Luke Lutheran Church Cemetery in Mt. Ulla.
The family will receive friends Feb. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 U.S. 264 East, Washington.
Arrangements by Hillside Funeral Service, (252) 975-4500.
Paul Kevin Jackson
Paul Kevin Jackson, 50, of Raleigh went to be with the Lord on Feb. 12, 2005. He died at home after an 18-month battle with cancer.
Paul gave his life in service to the Lord as he pastored in several churches over a 24-year span of ministry. These included Draper Baptist Church of Wellsboro, Pa., Cedar Hill Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio, and most recently as pastor of adult ministries at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Deborah Jackson, and their four children, Jonathan, Andrew, Jennifer and Bethany Jackson; his parents, Mark and Irene Jackson of Cary; and his three sisters, Sheryl Jackson, a missionary in Bangladesh, Mrs. Laurie Rekward of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mrs. Lynne Miller of Marblehead, Ohio; as well as brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Colonial Baptist Church, Friday, Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m. There will be a private burial service Saturday with family and out-of-town guests at Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Colonial.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shepherds Seminary or to Colonial Baptist Church, designating children's college fund, 6051 Tryon Road, Cary, NC 27511.
Arrangements are by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com.
Dr. William Jouette Tapp Jr.
Dr. William Jouette Tapp Jr., 86, of Apex, died Feb. 17, 2005.
Dr. Tapp received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. In 1943, he received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cornell University. Dr. Tapp was with Union Carbide from 1943 until he retired in 1982. In 1943, he was hired by Union Carbide in South Charleston, W.Va. In 1966, he transferred to the New York area and moved to Stanford, Conn. Dr. and Mrs. Tapp lived in Stanford for more than 24 years. It was in 1991 that Dr. Tapp and his wife moved to Apex.
Dr. Tapp is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hortense "Horty" Tapp; son, Dr. William J. Tapp III and his wife, Debra, of Garner; grandchildren, Heather Tapp, Brandon Houston and Christopher Houston.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Spring Arbor and Rex Nursing Care of Apex for their special care given to Dr. Tapp.
Cremation services are entrusted to Apex Funeral Home, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex.
Thurman Jackson Howell
Thurman Jackson Howell, 84, of Apex died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Duke University Hospital.
Mr. Howell was a native of Wake County and enjoyed being a farmer. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities. Mr. Howell was active in Wake County Farm Bureau. He was also a member of Triangle Chapter of Antique Auto Club.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at Salem Baptist Church. He was buried in the church cemetery beside his wife, Lucille Wilkinson Howell. Mr. Howell is survived by his sons, Kenneth W. Howell of the home, and Gary W. Howell and his fiancée, Joan Baker, of Apex; sisters, Hazel Reams of Cary and Hilda Beal and husband, Hersel, of Cary; brother, Sterling Howell of Fuquay-Varina; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, his brothers, Robert Howell, Sherwood Howell and Dalton Howell, precede Mr. Howell in death.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Apex Funeral Home, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex, and at other times at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, 1200 Salem Baptist Church Road, Apex, NC 27502.
Susan Johannesen Cutler
Susan Johannesen Cutler, 76, of Holly Springs and Chatham, Mass., died Feb. 15, 2005, after an extended illness. Mrs. Cutler had also resided for a number of years In Duxbury, Mass. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Nathaniel R. "Rusty" Cutler Jr.
Mrs. Cutler was born in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of the late R. Irwin and Susan (Brown) Johannesen. She was a graduate of the Halstead School and attended Vassar College.
She was a member of the Duxbury Garden Club and the Women's Club in Holly Springs. She loved life and was happiest when with family and friends on Cape Cod.
She is survived by her children, Susan Cutler Ray and husband, Tom, of Apex and Trip Cutler and wife, Susi, of Oakland, Calif.; grandchildren, Michael, Rachel, Elizabeth and Kathryn Ray, and Josef Cutler; and brother, Richard Irwin Johannesen Jr. and wife, Marcia, of Stowe, Vt. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex. Memorial services are planned for Cape Cod at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.
Mildred Hobgood Staton
Mildred Hobgood Staton of Cary, known to all as "Boots," died on Feb. 15, 2005, in Raleigh surrounded by her husband and family.
She was born in 1922 in Wake Forest to the late B.H. Hobgood Sr. and Pauline Preddy Hobgood. "Boots" graduated from the Wake Forest schools and attended Peace College in Raleigh. She was employed as the executive secretary to Fred Fletcher at WRAL radio station in Raleigh during World War II while her husband was overseas. She was a homemaker and mother to her three children, was an active partner in her husband's career and traveled extensively. She and her family lived in Pennsylvania, Winston-Salem, Chicago, Hartford, Boston, Cincinnati and Birmingham. She and her husband moved to Cary in 1991, where they attended the First United Methodist Church in Cary and were members of the Ellis-Bland Sunday school class.
"Boots" was intelligent, beautiful and had a great sense of humor. Her most enduring legacy is her lifelong love for her husband of 64 years, Benjamin Sherwood Staton, of the home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Anne Albing and husband, Brian, of Tempe, Ariz.; two sons, James S. Staton and wife, Dianne Sellers, of Raleigh and John S. Staton and wife, Carol, of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Benjamin S. Staton II of Winston-Salem, Katharine Staton of Raleigh, Margaret Anna Staton of Nashville, Tenn., and T. Marshall Staton and Molly Sarah Staton, both of Charlotte. She is also survived by three sisters, Iris Turner and husband, Hugh, of Cary, Jane Bland and husband, Bill, of Cary, and Joyce Winders and husband, Dick, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road in Cary. Greg Bennett officiated.
The family thanks the nursing staff at Rex Hospital, including Lota, Eurly, Katie and Ray; the nurses and staff of Hospice of Wake County, including Erin Moore, Paige Adams and Barbara Jones; Beverly Rhue of Sanford for her special assistance to the family; Liz Avery and the staff of Carolina House in Cary; the staff of Rex Convalescent Center in Apex, including Mike Kluthe, Sue Kohler and others. The family also thanks the caregivers who treated "Boots" with respect and compassion in the final month of her life, including Leigh Alstat, Janice Washington, Janet Crowder, Vicki Mativo and Carolyn Whitley.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ellis-Bland Sunday school class at the First United Methodist Church in Cary, 117 S. Academy St., Cary, NC 27511, or to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC 27605.
Matthew Kurtis Di Nardo
Matthew Kurtis Di Nardo, 20, of Apex, died Feb. 13, 2005, while serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Rucker, Ala.
Matthew Kurtis Di Nardo was born on Aug. 11, 1984, in Huntington, N.Y. At the age of 4, he moved with his family to Apex, where he lived until enlisting in the U.S. Army in May 2003.
A 2002 graduate of Apex High School, Matthew's desire was to help others. Like his grandfather before him, Matthew recently completed his training as a medical laboratory specialist, attaining the rank of Specialist E-4. Stationed at Fort Rucker, Ala., he was taking college courses at night with the goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist like his father. Matthew loved music and was a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, the Beatles and anything punk rock. Matthew was also an avid guitar player who enjoyed playing Hendrix and Metallica.
He is survived by his father, Stephen Di Nardo; his mother, Marielyn Di Nardo; his sister, Nicole Di Nardo-Gray; his brother, Christopher Di Nardo; and his brother-in-law, Tino Gray. He is also survived by his niece and goddaughter, Hailey Di Nardo; his maternal grandmother, Mechthilde Rotteck; as well as other extended family members and a close-knit group of friends.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at Apex Funeral Home, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex.
A funeral mass with military honors was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church, 3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex. Burial was at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Raleigh National Cemetery.
Lucy Pauline Jackson Green
Lucy Pauline Jackson Green, 86, of Cary, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005. She was a native of Jackson County, Ark. Mrs. Green was a graduate of Peabody College and Harding College. She held a graduate degree from Peabody. Mrs. Green spent 30 or more years as a college professor.
A funeral service conducted by Minister Richard Bentley will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Cary Church of Christ, 6640 Tryon Road, Cary. Burial will follow in the Clements Family Cemetery, N.C. 54, Morrisville.
She is survived by her husband, Richard F. Green; children, Mary Kathryn Garrett and husband, Patrick, of Cary, Paul R. Green and wife, Kim, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ned Green and wife, Margaret, of Charlotte; grandchildren, Kathryn Garrett and Bryan Barrett; sisters, Mary Kohler, Kathryn Bata and Jatta Ellison; and many nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Apex Funeral Home, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55), Apex.
Betty Thompson Quick
Betty Thompson Quick, 84, of Apex died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005. She was a public school teacher for more than 37 years and earned a master's degree from Duke University while teaching and raising a family.
She is survived by a son, James Quick of Inman, S.C.; three daughters, Julia and Jennifer Quick of Apex and Janet Quick of Philadelphia; a sister, Rachel Moore of Durham; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, M.A. "Swifty" Quick, in 1994.
A funeral will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Apex Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Apex Cemetery. Dr. Tony Cartledge will officiate. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 511 W. Williams St. (N.C. 55, Apex.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary's St., 4th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27605.